Federer makes light work of Wawrinka

Roger Federer set up a US Open final date with Novak Djokovic after dispatching of Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 in Friday's semi-final.

Having seen Djokovic dismantle defending champion Marin Cilic in the day's first semi-final, Federer showed that he too is at the top of his game, as the Swiss maestro downed his compatriot in just 92 minutes.

Federer won 80 percent of points on his first serve and did not face a break point in either the second or third set as he dominated his way into the final.

After saving a break point in the second game of the opening set, Federer bounced back by breaking Wawrinka to go 2-1 up before consolidating with a hold to love. 

Serving at 3-2 up, Federer found himself 0-40 down, but would respond in resounding fashion to save all three break points before later going on to serve out the set.

Wawrinka was able to stay with Federer in the opening exchanges of the second set, but with the scores level at 3-3, Federer made his move, breaking the world number five on his way to winning the next three games and with them, the set.

A forehand error from Wawrinka handed Federer the crucial opening break in the third set, and the second seed did not look back from there, claiming a second break to take complete control before serving out the match.

It is the second time that Federer, who is bidding for his sixth US Open title and his first since 2008, and Djokovic will have faced off in a grand slam final this year, with Djokovic having downed Federer in the Wimbledon final.

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